congratulation

noun
con·​grat·​u·​la·​tion | \ kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce congratulation (audio) , -ˌgra-jə-\

Definition of congratulation

1 : a congratulatory expression usually used in plural Congratulations on your promotion.
2 : the act of congratulating

Examples of congratulation in a Sentence

Let me offer you my congratulations for being elected. Please send her my congratulations. I sent her a letter of congratulations.
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Megan Rapinoe won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards, and fan congratulations—even one from President Donald Trump—poured in following the victory. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "USA vs. Ireland Live Stream, TV Channel: How to Watch USWNT Friendly," 3 Aug. 2019 Yes, Miss Manners recognizes the expression of joy and congratulations that the applause is supposed to signify. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: Customer’s rude haggling bugs friend as well as merchant," 22 July 2019 Yes, Miss Manners recognizes the expression of joy and congratulations that the applause is supposed to signify. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Customer haggles the rude way," 22 July 2019 Fans flooded the comments section of his post with positive words of encouragement and congratulations. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'Alaskan Bush People' Star Matt Brown Says Life 'Keeps Getting Better' After Rehab," 14 Apr. 2019 Welcome to the Charlotte Hornets, James Borrego, and congratulations on your first NBA head-coaching job. Scott Fowler, charlotteobserver, "As Charlotte Hornets' next head coach, here are 8 things James Borrego should do immediately | Charlotte Observer," 9 May 2018 Dozens of politicians offered congratulations, and Congress' top Democrats have invited the team to Washington. Jake Seiner, chicagotribune.com, "Up next for the World Cup champs: A ticker-tape parade in New York on Wednesday and then a 5-game victory tour," 9 July 2019 Erdogan offered congratulations to Imamoglu, and Yildrim conceded graciously even before the votes had all been tallied. Laura King, latimes.com, "How will Turkey’s authoritarian president react to opposition’s big win in Istanbul mayoral race?," 24 June 2019 New York City is throwing the team a ticker-tape parade on Wednesday, but so far no White House invitation has been extended, although the president did tweet his congratulations. Mary Mcnamara, latimes.com, "Winged victory: Megan Rapinoe’s post-goal pose stood for more than just another World Cup win," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of congratulation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for congratulation

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Dictionary Entries near congratulation

congou

congratulant

congratulate

congratulation

con grazia

congree

congreet

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congratulation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of congratulation

: a message telling someone that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck : words that congratulate someone
used to tell someone that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck often + on
formal : the act of telling someone that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck : the act of congratulating someone

congratulation

noun
con·​grat·​u·​la·​tion | \ kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce congratulation (audio) \

Kids Definition of congratulation

1 : the act of expressing pleasure at another person's success or good fortune
2 : an expression of pleasure at another person's success or good fortune usually used in pl.

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